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NEWS & EVENTS
Vaccines & the Misinformation Hydra
— January 9
Journalist and science writer Kavin Senapathy sheds light on the age-old alarmism over vaccines, including what social justice has to do with risk perception.
Secularism in Canada
— January 28
Leslie Rosenblood (CFIC Treasurer and Secularism Chair) will discuss secularism in Canada: What it is, what it isn't, and why it's the means to maximal freedom for all.
Rejecting Retributivism — February 27
Greg Caruso, co-director of the Justice Without Retribution Network, presents arguments against retributivism, and explores non-retributive alternatives.
Ethical Issues in Police Conduct
— March 10
: Dr. Eike Kluge is a professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria. He is the first expert witness in medical ethics recognized by Canadian courts.
CFIC 2021 Virtual Conference
The CFIC virtual conference will be held in the spring of 2021. We welcome volunteers! For more information, please email
Conference Chair, Seanna Watson
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CFIC is committed to asking difficult questions, which can include talks on controversial subjects. Hosting a speaker does not imply agreement with their views.
2020: A Year That Will Change the World
Did this challenging year force us to find solutions to assist our planet and the lives of many people around the world?
SECULARISM & HUMAN RIGHTS
#WhiteWednesday: We’ve Power by Weave, Linen, and Women
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
An ongoing public protest by women in Iran against compulsory hijab, symbolized by white scarves and cloths.
Keeping Your Humour ... While Those About You are Losing Theirs
2020 has reminded us about the importance of keeping your humour to survive through difficult times.
Keith's Conundrums: Spot the Unusual
Looking for something unusual in an interesting trivia search.
JANUARY DATES OF INTEREST
January 4, 1643, is the official birthday of Isaac Newton.
On January 8, 1610, four moons of Jupiter
were independently discovered.
January 11 is Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day.
January 18 is Thesaurus Day.
On January 29, 1895, Charles Steinmetz created A/C power.
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